2 RECIPES: Cool and Hot Arabic Almond Milk

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Cool, soothing raw almond milk is great for hot days. But when winter arrives, enjoy a creamy, hot, Middle Eastern version.

Almond milk is a vegan option for a protein drink, instead of animal milks (like camel’s milk). It’s lactose-free, has no cholesterol, and a cup contains 10 grams of protein (and for kosher cooking, it’s pareve). The original raw almond milk is amazingly refreshing on hot days, and goes well with dishes like lemon-scented vegetarian couscous.

You can take the recipe a step further. When the weather turns cold, make a thick, creamy hot version with the typical Arabic flavoring of cardamom and cinnamon.

Cool Almond Milk

about 3 cups

Ingredients:

1 -1/3 cups ground raw almonds
2 cups  water
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of salt

  • Bring water to a boil, then turn the flame off.
  • Add the ground almonds and the salt. Steep for 10 minutes.
  • Strain the milk through cheesecloth or a fine strainer. Add the vanilla extract and mix. Chill before drinking.

Thick, Creamy Arabic Almond Milk

3 cups

Ingredients:

3 cups almond milk, as made above – or animal milk if liked

3 tablespoons rice flour

3 tablespoons grated raw almonds

1 teaspoon ground cardamom seed

3 tablespoons sugar

powdered ginger for sprinkling

  • Bring the milk to a boil over low heat.
  • Add sugar, ground almonds, and rice powder.
  • Cook for 10 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Add the cardamom, stir.
  • Strain into individual cups.
  • Sprinkle ground ginger over each cup; drink hot.

More recipes using almonds on Green Prophet:

Photo of almond milk by Janine Chedid via Wikimedia Commons

Miriam Kresh writes a food blog: www.israelikitchen.com

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  1. Dorethea Poggio says:

    Because almonds are naturally very nutritious, almond milk doesn’t need to be fortified. You can make almond milk yourself at home, and it will have the same nutritional value as the almond milk available commercially.

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